Deed From John Kellam to Ann Hatton - Sale of Certain Negroes - 30 November 1797 - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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Know all men by these presents that I John Kellam Son of Zorobabel Kellam of the County of Accomack for and in consideration of the Sum of two hundred pounds Current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by Ann Hatton the rect of which in hereby acknowledged have given granted bargained & Sold & by these presents do give grant bargain assigns for ever Certain Negroes Viz one Negro woman Sarah with her increase now in being Saborough Leah and James also with her future increase also another woman named Lucy and her Children Henriter and Rachel with her future increase also the one half of a Negro man named Thos Certain with the other half of Said Negro man at the death of sd Jno Kellams mother to have and hold the above bargained Negroes with all their increase for her and her heirs for ever and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever and the Said John Kellam for myself my heirs Exors and Admrs covenant and agree to and with the said Ann Hatton that I will well & truly warrant the title of the above Negroes to her the said Ann Hatton against the lawful claims and demd of all and every person or persons whatsoever Witness my hand and Seal this 30th day november 1797
John Kellam

Signed Sealed in presents
of Theophilous Bagge
Susey Ashby
Annsinah Kellam

At a Court in Accomack county May 1st 1798
This Deed from John Kellam to Ann Hatton was proved by the Oath of Susanna Ashby and Sinah Kellam witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded
Litt Savage Clk

_____. Accomack County Virginia Deeds 1797-1800, 171, 172.

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